Wednesday, September 5, 2007


One of the things I enjoy about blogging is the chance to make new friends. There are some wonderful people who have become part of my life and I love learning more about each one of them and sharing my life with them. One way to learn more about each other is through games that give us a chance to tell something about ourselves that we may not share otherwise. That's the way it is with the Name Game. Cherry of Cherry's Jubilee tagged me for this one. In this game the players must list one fact that is relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name (if you don't have a middle name you get to pick the name you wish you had). Then at the end of the post you are supposed to pick one person per letter to tag next. And so it goes on and on and on.

My middle name is Lynn. It was nearly my first name but when I arrived a month ahead of schedule (32 hours after my mother's appendectomy in her 8th month of pregnancy) I decided I didn't want to wait to see what was going on in the world. Shortly after my arrival - very late on Saturday night - my father asked my groggy, sedated mother, "Shall we name her Adrienne Lynn?" (That was one of two names they had discussed.) She replied, "That's nice!" My father was a young minister so he proudly announced to the church the following morning that there was a new member of the church - me! - and it was too late to consider whether or not my name should have been Lynn Eileen. They have always loved my name and I'm happy with it, too. So, without further adieu, here are some relevant (?) facts about me.

Library - I love libraries. My mother was a librarian before she met my father and I began learning to appreciate the world of books and libraries when I was very young. I would love to have my own library room someday - the kind with books from floor to ceiling and a wonderful wooden ladder on rollers so I could get any book my heart desired no matter how high the shelves are.
Yard Sales - You probably know by now that I love yard sales. They are part of my summer schedule now that I'm not working in a Monday-Friday office. It's something my dear mother and I do together nearly every week. She is known as "The Yard Sale Queen" around here so I come by it naturally.

Nectarines - One of my most favorite fruits. The season here is short and I try to enjoy as many as I can while they are available. But I have to be careful that I don't eat too many at once because I break out with Hives if I do - big, itchy, miserable Hives! It's been a long time since I've overindulged so maybe I've learned some self-control.

Nancy Drew - I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries when I was a young girl. I still have every one of mine. They are on a wonderful bookshelf next to my fireplace. Someday I'll show you where they are! I have some very old copies and there are a few of the older ones that I don't have. I constantly keep watch for the missing volumes. I usually see them in someone else's hands at yard sales or thrift stores!
Now I tag Kathy at Kathy's Cottage, Sherrie at Lula's Hardt, Dawn at 4:53 a.m. and Penny at Lavender Hill Studio.

If you have not been tagged or would like to participate in this one, consider yourself tagged and join the fun. Be sure to let the person you tag know that they have been tagged. Let me know if you do - I want to know your middle name!
Photo - Rose: "Singin' In The Rain"
International Rose Test Garden,
Portland, Oregon


  1. Adrienne,
    How nice of you to visit my site and leave a comment, always nice to know I'm not alone in cyber world.
    How nice that you visit and help out with the seniors, I think it takes a very special person to give of their time like that. I Guess that must be you.
    Very hot here today, and I guess tomorrow too. Just put up some of my fall stuff. Mother Nature is funny, always wants to have the upper hand. Back to low 70's and 60's next week. I think.
    Yard sales here will be winding down soon, but there is always the thrift where I have been finding the best stuff, as you can tell if you spend much time on my site. I try to tell myself that there is not a thing I need at the thrift, but I GO anyway, some kind of sickness I think.
    Hope all is well in your world.

  2. Hello there! I loved reading a little about you..thanks so much for playing along. I work once a week for a lady through the Senior and Disabilities Agency. That is sooo cool Adrienne that you give of yourself that way. I have always had a thing for older people and think we can learn so many things from them. xoxo, cherry

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed yours and look forward to seeing your yellow depression glass and pottery!

    Lallee tagged me for the middle name meme, I need to do it soon. I liked yours!

    Congrats on the precious new grandson! Love his name!



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